Thursday, November 18, 2010

Painting the town yellow

You can't win 'em all and last night's soccer was a tad disappointing - but fun to get let loose in the Cape Town Stadium again. We lost to the USA by a goal, but had fun "painting the town yellow" in support of Bafana Bafana.
On yesterday evening's walk, these beautiful wild irises were flowering in the Constantia green belt. They occur naturally on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain but are not always this yellow - just when we are playing soccer I think. (Other colour forms are blue and white.) They are called "soetuintjie" in Afrikaans which means sweet little onion, as they are apparently edible. Fugax is Latin for "fleeting" as the flowers only last one afternoon.


  1. All proper photographers crawl after bugs and flowers to get great shots like this.

    The salt pans you referred to in the comment are the ones at Coega. They used to be "mined" by Cerebos who due to the harbour has had to move their operation out closer to the Sundays River.